I was lucky. When I became the rabbi of my congregation, I followed a revered leader who had served the congregation for 25 years. He welcomed me graciously and lovingly, making it clear to the congregation that I was now the senior rabbi. Many colleagues have not been as lucky. Leadership succession is delicate and […]
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His father-in-law, Jethro, a priest of Midian (see Exodus 18:1), saw that Moses’ workload was not sustainable and he was headed for trouble. He wisely pulled Moses aside, celebrated what God had done through him (see Exodus 18:9–12), then gave him some invaluable counsel regarding the concept of delegation. He articulated five principles that are as relevant today as they were then.